Work Stressor Questionnaire

Work stressors can be identified in almost all aspects of one’s job. Before taking action to eliminate or reduce these stressors, pinpoint their sources. Isolate these factors so corrective action can begin. Instructions: Think about how often you encounter the following situations. Rate yourself with the following scale in each category. 1 = Never 2 = Rarely 3 = Occasionally 4 = Usually 5 = Constantly

A. Disagreement& Indecision

Unsure of coworkers expectations

Unfriendly attitude in coworkers

Job responsibilities go against your better judgment.

Can’t satisfy conflicting demands from superiors

Trouble refusing overtime Section subtotal: 5

B. Pressureon the Job

Overloaded at work, unable to complete tasks during an average day

Too much supervision

Job requirements are taking their toll on your private life

Rushed to complete work or short on time

Too much red tape

Section subtotal: 5

Communications& Comfortwith Supervisor Ideas differ from those of your supervisor Trouble talking to boss Unable to predict supervisor’s reactions Boss gives little feedback about your work Boss is overly critical of your work Section subtotal: 5 .C. JobDescriptionConflict Uncertainty about your exact job responsibilities Too much teamwork Poor flow of information to you in order to carry out your job Not enough authority for you to properly do your job Discomfort in handling unethical assignments Section subtotal: 5 D.

Job RelatedHealthConcerns Work conditions are unhealthy Physical dangers exist at work place Heavy physical tasks to complete Hostile threats from co-workers Sick days are discouraged Section subtotal: 5 F. WorkOverloadStress Can’t consult with others on projects Co-workers are inefficient Often take work home to complete Responsible for too many people/projects Shortage of help at work Section subtotal: 5 .E.

BoredomInducedStress Repetitive or highly specialized routine Not learning anything new Can’t see final outcome of your efforts Job is too easy Daydreaming frequently Section subtotal: 5 .G. WorkUnderloadStress Too little responsibility at work Overqualified for your job Little chance for growth exists Trying to “look” busy on job Feeling unstimulated Section subtotal: 5 H.

I. TimePressure Constant reminders that “time is money” Starting and ending times are rigid Monotonous pace of work Not enough break or meal time Work pace is too fast Section subtotal: 5 . Problemof JobSecurity Fear of being laid off or fired Worry about poor pension Concerned about low wages Need “pull” to get ahead Could be fired without cause Section subtotal: 5 J.

Disagreement & Indecision B. Place a star (*) next to the highest scoring category. JobBarrier Stress Hope for advancement or raise is limited Sex/age discrimination exists at job Not suited to job Work has no personal meaning Work goes unrecognized Section subtotal: 5 Howto Score:Add the numbers you circled within each of the areas and record them. A. Problem of Job Security J. Work Underload Stress H.K. Time Pressure . Job Description Conflict D. Pressure on the Job C. Boredom Induced Stress I. Work Overload Stress G. Job Related Health Concerns F. Communication & Comfort with Supervisor E.

scores will range from 5 to 25. Overall scores will fall within the 55 to 275 range.html . Use the Ten Tips for Preventing Burnout in the next section to combat the effects of work related stress Sumber : Scores of 135 or above would suggest an unusual amount of work related stress.healthylife. Job Barrier Stress YourTotal Score:55 Within each area.K. Scores of 14 or above suggest problem areas.

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